Experience the Mystical Kumbh in Nashik

Spirituality has many forms that can be observed in places of worship and personal habits. Each individual practices their spirituality in a different manner and Kumbh Mela is a way that celebrates spirituality on a grand level. This massive gathering takes place at four places in India - Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik, over a span of 12 years. As Kumbh holds an important place in Hinduism and its followers, it is celebrated with great zeal and pilgrims flock to these places with eagerness.

While the Kumbh Melas of Prayagraj and Haridwar are already well-known, Nashik and Ujjain are relatively smaller affairs. Read on to learn about the Kumbh Mela in Nashik which welcomes millions of devotees with open arms.

History of Kumbh

According to popular belief, the demigods and demons were fighting over the Amrit (immortality nectar). Lord Vishnu decided to hide the nectar to protect it from the demons. While transferring it, he spilled a few drops at four places on earth which are the current locations where Kumbh Mela takes place. The first documented mention of Kumbh can be traced back to 2000 years ago. It is believed that it began during the reign of King Harshavardhana, however, as per Hindu mythology, Kumbh has been taking place since the beginning of life.

a couple offering an earthen lamp in river
a sadhu walking with a kund in hand

Kumbh in Nashik

Kumbh Mela in Nashik is popularly known as Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha. During this auspicious period, devotees take a dip in the holy Godavari river and pray for salvation. As the location of Kumbh is decided by the movement of planets in the zodiac, it is held in Nashik when the sun and Jupiter land in the Leo zodiac sign.

During this month-long fair, devotees wash away their sins at two ghats called Ramkund and Kushavarta. The fair takes place at the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple. It is believed that by taking a dip in the river, one can achieve Nirvana from the cycle of birth and death.

Next Kumbh Mela in Nashik

As the Maha Kumbh takes place in rotation in the above-mentioned four places, the next one is scheduled to be organised in Nashik from October 2026. This year, the Kumbh is scheduled to start on January 14th (Makar Sankranti) in Prayagraj at Triveni Sangam.

a crowded fair market

Kumbh in Nashik attracts many pilgrims apart from the saints and sadhus who spend their lives dedicated to spirituality and achieving salvation. If you plan to visit Kumbh in Nashik, then choose Kamfotel Hotel as your stay option, as we serve our patrons with utmost convenience and luxury. No matter if you are visiting to experience the mystical Kumbh or participate in it along with other devotees, Kamfotel provides comfortable stay options along with authentic Maharashtrian food.

So plan in advance and reach out to us for any queries as we will be delighted to assist you with all your needs.